More of us will be popping the prosecco cork this Christmas than ever before
Popping the cork on a bottle of fizz used to be saved for weddings, anniversaries and Big Birthdays, but Spanish import cava changed that and now Prosecco is fast becoming our everyday wine of choice.
With sales up by 72 per cent this year, our romance with Prosecco shows no sign of fading. We love it because it’s fruity, light and affordable and makes any occasion special.
Produced exclusively for Sainsbury’s by Cantine Maschio, a small winery in the heart of the Veneto region of northern Italy, Taste the Difference Prosecco Conegliano is an elegant sparkling wine with a fine bubble mousse and delicious apricot flavours. The grapes are hand-harvested from the best vineyards of the Conegliano area before being gently pressed to extract only the best juice.
This is a vintage Prosecco, meaning that it is made from the grapes of a single harvest. Prosecco Conegliano is Sainbury’s best-selling Taste the Difference wine, selected and blended by Sainsbury’s own winemakers, and lower in alcohol.
The perfect festive fizz
Italians drink their Prosecco as an aperitif: it goes particularly well with shellfish or slightly spicy foods, and the acidity helps to break down the fats in charcuterie.
Start Christmas Day with a pop and a classic Bellini, made with one part peach puree (or peach schnapps) and four parts Prosecco. Smoked salmon is a favourite starter to the festive feast, so whether it’s simply slices with lemon and black pepper, blinis or a divine salmon and scallop tartlet, Prosecco will accompany it perfectly.
And this versatile Italian fizz is not just for sipping – it can be used as an ingredient in all kinds of desserts and treats. From truffles, to cakes and jellies, serve some of these delectable Prosecco-infused treats at your table.
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